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Apple purchases weather app ‘Dark Sky’

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

01st Apr, 2020. 02:46 pm
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Apple purchases weather app 'Dark Sky'

Apple has purchased the popular weather-predicting app Dark Sky as part of its new development.

Dark Sky is a renowned app because of its hyper-local weather predictions and ability to forecast minute by minute.

The app’s creator Adam Grossman has said that the deal would enable Dark Sky to reach “far more people”.

The international news agency state that owners of Android phones or wearable devices not created by Apple will enjoy access to the services until 1 July.

However, Apple’s decision to remove the weather app from Android has been criticized by several social media users.

For Apple users, the company said there will be no changes “at this time”. The Dark Sky app costs $3.99 in the US and ‎£3.99 in the UK.

Android users who still have an active subscription of Dark Sky when it stops operating in July will receive a refund.

Dark Sky’s API – the software that transmits information between the app and its users – will be available to customers until 2021. But the company said it will no longer sign up new subscribers.

Dark Sky’s API is used by other weather apps including Weather Line and Hello Weather.

Also read: YouTube Sets 480p resolution limit on android app

YouTube’s android application has passed a video streaming resolution limit of 480p across India.

The decision reportedly relates to the three-week lockdown imposed in India to overcome the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The international news source says that YouTube is working to declutter internet traffic, as more and more people tend to surf the internet during the quarantine.

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